Hundreds of types of moisturizers line the shelves of stores, but which ones can you trust? With all of the different chemicals found in moisturizers, it’s important to know what you’re rubbing into your skin. The best, skin-loving ingredients are found in nature! The following are all-natural products that have excellent moisturizing benefits, which is why we use them to make our products. Some might surprise you!
Honey and Beeswax
As beekeepers, this ingredient is dear to our hearts! Not only do we harvest our own honey and beeswax, but we use them in our soaps, too. Beeswax is a natural substitute for petroleum-based moisturizers you may be using, plus it adds some vitamin A to your skin routine. Honey is filled with antioxidants, which leave your skin healthy and happy.
Many of our soaps include our own honey and beeswax - like this Honeycomb Natural Soap. It also has many other natural moisturizers!
Olive & Coconut Oils
Olive and coconut oils are absorbed deep into your skin, and lock in moisture with fatty acids like linoleic acid. Both also act as great conditioners for strengthening hair! Raw coconut oil works well as a moisturizer, a facial cleanser, and even lip balm, plus it adds a tropical scent.
Our Sweet Virginia Tea soap is made with coconut and olive oils for extra moisture plus canola, palm, and castor oils. The base is real organic brewed tea and a touch of honey!
Shea Butter, Aloe, and...Avocado?
These substances are rich with vitamins: A and F for shea butter, C and E for aloe, and A, D, and E for avocado. Shea butter helps reduce skin blemishes, like wrinkles and eczema. Aloe is the perfect pre-makeup moisturizer, because it leaves the skin smooth, but not greasy. You may not expect avocado to be used as a moisturizer, but the fruit has many more uses than topping your chips and tacos. Avocados have so many healthy fats and vitamins that retain the moisture in your skin. Our Radiant Avocado lotion rolls on with ease and comes in a portable tube.
Extra Tip: Always Exfoliate!
A quality lotion or moisturizer works wonders but only if you take the proper steps. For best results, remember to gently exfoliate your skin before slathering on your moisturizer! Pair a moisturizing soap or lotion with one of our many exfoliating sugar scrubs, like these Sugar Heart Scrubs or this luscious Coffee House scrub. Or exfoliate as you wash up with one of our signature Fluff soaps with sugar or salt added.
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If I'm not in the kitchen cooking up new items for my shop, I'm sewing fabric baskets or cozy rag quilts, taking care of our honeybees and Ms. Kitty, pitching in on the latest project at my son's, or planning a trip somewhere with my daughter. Here, I'll share some adventures from around the world, fun recipes, and just overall a "day in the life" at Tailored Touches... Life is good!
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